Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Three Bears in Pink and Spanish Moss

And heeeeere is the trilogy in a pink Sarong Scroll fabric by Waverly! Perfect for adult and children, or small adults. This is very much a OOAK  ( "one of a kind") set. Interested in more information about this set of meditation cushions, and others? See   Meditation Cushions Section . Coming soon... buckwheat hulls listing in 3 lbs for the small adult or youth , 4 lbs for the average individual, 5 lb weight for tall or larger adult. The natural fillings ( kapok, bamboo, and especially buckwheat hulls because they adapt and conform to your tush) really do have a much nicer feel to them than synthetic fiberfill. Quite recently, I discovered that huge amounts of Spanish moss, which is  so abundant here, was sold and shipped north by  railroad cars years ago. After harvesting it was cured, the exterior fell off and the interior  turned a darker color. It was used for stuffing mattresses (I would love to know what that feels like in a mattress!) and padding furniture. Now, I finally know what the identity of that black padding was  which we thought was meadow grass "back in the days" of my involvement in the furniture reupholstery business! Less expensive imports from South America ultimately lead to the demise of the the Spanish Moss business in our south. And there, my friends, you have a little bit of a history lesson!


Valerie said...

Appropriate name for these very cute cushions. Interesting history on the Spanish moss.

Doris Sturm said...

That was interesting, Sarah...I never knew that, but of course, why would I? Those cushions look lovely! You do such nice work!

Hoping all is well on the homefront. Stay cool and happy crafting :-)

Sarah said...

Thanks Valerie and Doris!

I have some Spanish Moss air-drying upstairs...just curious!

Stay cool-we are getting up to 100 degrees this week. Happy crafting...definitely!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Wow...that was interesting info! I remember uncovering some of that myself over the years, lol.

As for the Three Bears the print is so cute!

Wishing for you day of cool breezes and peace! :)

Sarah said...

Thanks, AkasaWolfSong!

Something else I discovered after moving to Sarasota was the kapok trees. It is sooo much fun to watch the pods unfold. They puff up unbelievably! A elderly Fla. native told me they used the kapok to stuff their dolls when she was a little girl. Now that is something I would like to try, too! We used kapok in furniture reupholstery too, and never knew it's source!

AkasaWolfSong said...

I will have to do a little research on kapok as the name itself seems to ring a bell? It is interesting the things one uncovers from yesteryear, eh? Our Grandmothers really knew so many resourceful ways to run their homes and families. We'd be wise to learn all of the old ways once again.